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UPDATE: Fire at California loft party kills at least 9, two dozen missing
Islamic State tells supporters to quit messaging apps for fear of U.S. bombs
Devils Lake man killed in one-vehicle crash
Spike in Yellowstone grizzly deaths tied to conflicts with humans
'So many heartbroken' over Minnesota students' deaths
crime and courts
Travel blog: UND in NYC (updated 10:25 a.m.)
The FCS's version of March Madness on display with the University of San Diego
Five things to know about the University of San Diego
Senior Spotlight: Get to know Bison offensive lineman Zack Johnson
Wild lose third straight, fall to Flames in shootout
Grand Forks woman collects beautiful artwork with inspirational messages for victims of domestic violence
Passion for pottery
'The Story of the World in 100 Species' available at Grand Forks Public library
Marilyn Hagerty: St. Michael's cheery chef mixes 'homemade anything'
'Incarnate' plays in local theaters
Life & Style
Pearl "Pearl" Gilbertson
Carmen L. Nelson
Geraldine "Geri" Machipiness
DNR developing response plan to halt spread of CWD
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
A rundown of winter woodpeckers
A rewarding walk in the woods
Talkin' with Dokken: Do nightcrawlers work for ice fishing?
Letter: Americans, reject Trumpism and its 'false hope'
Letter: Where is critical thinking when we need it most?
Terry Jarrett: Washington can help make coal cleaner
Letter: Why Grand Forks' churches would be missed
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
40th Wedding Anniversary
January 2, 2016
Interpreters help New American parents work with region's schools
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- For Yaaccoub Shaia and his wife, Liqaa Marrooki, having interpreters available in the Moorhead School District has made...
January 2, 2016 - 9:30am
September 12, 2015
Secret weapons: Japanese Americans recall WWII language mission
FORT SNELLING, Minn. -- One of the secret weapons of World War II was developed at Fort Snelling. During the war, 6,000 Japanese-Americans...
September 12, 2015 - 6:00pm
April 11, 2015
Marilyn Hagerty: Couple enjoys hosting international students
Fifty-three different international students have lived for a while in the home of Kevin and Lacey Dean of Grand Forks. It's going on 10...
April 11, 2015 - 12:46pm
March 6, 2015
New translation service opens in Grand Forks
Helping immigrants ease into a new life is second nature for Yusuf Bayoow. For several years, the native of Kismayo, Somalia, has walked New...
March 6, 2015 - 7:32pm
February 22, 2015
Tweeting against terrorism
"We're here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We...
February 22, 2015 - 2:02am
December 15, 2014
'Culture' gets nod as Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year
Whether popular, corporate or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster on Monday as a flexible catch-all that can easily identify a subject, idea or issue.
December 15, 2014 - 4:30pm
May 25, 2014
Guten Tag: German is ND's second-most-spoken language
The 2010-12 American Community Survey shows that 641,743 North Dakotans speak only English, followed by 8,959 North Dakotans who speak a German...
May 25, 2014 - 8:09am
April 10, 2014
‘Fargo’ show again puts spotlight on speech traced to Scandinavian roots
In 1996, the Coen brothers first exposed the rest of the country to the “Northwoods” accent with their cult classic “Fargo.” Now FX’s...
April 10, 2014 - 5:26pm
March 29, 2014
New words accepted into online dictionary — can you keep up?
“Soz” probably may sound like a word you heard thrown around in mobster movies, but this shortened form of “sorry” was among the latest...
March 29, 2014 - 9:30am
December 19, 2013
Survey finds the word 'whatever' annoys Americans the most
Dec 19 (Reuters) - Hands down, no word grates on Americans more than "whatever," a public opinion survey says. The casual "whatever" was rated the most annoying word by 38 percent of 1,173 adults surveyed in early December by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, based...
December 19, 2013 - 12:56pm
November 10, 2013
The B-word: Some women trying to take it back
FARGO -- "You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing." Well, most people still think it's a bad thing. But some women have been using the word...
accent/life & style
November 10, 2013 - 1:30pm
October 15, 2013
Faculty group vindicates terminated UND prof, criticizes her department
A UND French professor whose career at the university effectively ended because colleagues felt she was not collegial enough should get to continue...
October 15, 2013 - 8:23pm
August 28, 2013
'Twerk' and 'selfie' added to English dictionary
LONDON - "Twerk", a provocative dance move that has gone viral, and "selfie" a photograph taken of oneself using a phone, are two new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary on Wednesday. The dictionary has included words such as "twerk", "selfie", "digital detox" and the social...
August 28, 2013 - 11:12am
July 10, 2013
Ojibwe language project evolves into greater presence
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- In 2005, two volunteers set out on a mission to reconstruct a language native to the Bemidji area that had slowly deteriorated...
July 10, 2013 - 5:45am
June 21, 2013
Al Olson, Chanhassen, Minn. letter: Former Gov. Olson: Language immersion works
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- The Herald's editorial support for K-12 language immersion programs caught my eye because two of our grandchildren are enrolled in the Minnetonka, Minn., school district's Chinese (Mandarin) program for elementary students ("Utah muestra el camino/Utah shows the...
June 21, 2013 - 6:15am